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Re^5: Unusual variable declaration

by Jenda (Abbot)
on Nov 05, 2019 at 11:19 UTC ( #11108320=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: Unusual variable declaration
in thread Unusual variable declaration

The point is that our is not doing the same thing. Not even basically. It might look like it does if you use it once, but as soon as you have several ours for the same variable in separate blocks it's clear our is not doing anything like my.

1984 was supposed to be a warning,
not a manual!

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Re^6: Unusual variable declaration
by LanX (Archbishop) on Nov 05, 2019 at 12:27 UTC
      package Foo; $Foo::y = 42; sub foo { my $x; our $y; ... } sub bar { my $x; our $y; ... }

      Each of the two my $x declares a new variable. Both the our $y instruct the compiler to allow you to temporarily use a short name for the same global variable. They do NOT declare a variable!

      1984 was supposed to be a warning,
      not a manual!

        > > Please define "declaration"

        > They do NOT declare a variable!

        Not a definition.

        You are effectively saying reiterating again and again that my and our have differences and are using my as your personal standard for declaration.

        I'm tired of this.

        Cheers Rolf
        (addicted to the Perl Programming Language :)
        Wikisyntax for the Monastery FootballPerl is like chess, only without the dice

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